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Looking for a New Side Hustle? It could be Options Trading

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach In the past 4-6 years, we’ve seen an incredible shift in the way the world is connected and works, partly due, to technology. Many times we can learn a subject better from someone on YouTube in the Midwest than a Yale professor can teach it. For better, or […]

How to Read an Option Chain, Part Two: Moneyness

By Ryan Watkins, Lead Coach This article is a follow up to Part One that can be found here.  Let’s continue our topic of How to Read an Option Chain.  In the first article, we learnt how to read and use an option such as where the Put and Call are located. We also look […]

Exploring the Darker Side of Online Trading Communities

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & CEO In this article, I am going to touch on the darker side of online trading communities. First, let’s look at the pros of communities and learning from others. One of the very first things I was taught as a young adult, was that there is power in learning from […]

Financial Markets: 2020 Year in Review

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach Well….where do we start. I am not sure what to make of 2020 for the financial markets and the world as a whole. It’s been a rough year for almost everyone with the virus and we’ve learned a new way of living, for better, or worse. I’ll spare […]

How to Read an Option Chain, Part One

By Ryan Watkins, Lead Coach Options can be complex, but they can also be simple if you want them to be.  In our OptionsAbilities Course we teach some very simple strategies. One of the analysis tools every option trader must know how to use is an Option Chain. In the first of a two-part series, I’m […]

A Practical Guide to Candlesticks and Candlestick Patterns

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & CEO What are candlestick patterns? Put the term into a search engine and you’ll get a ton of hits. If you have searched the term it means you’re interested in learning more, and I’m all for that. It has been said that an investment in yourself is by far the […]

Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Basics – A Short Guide

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach Exchange-Traded Funds, or ETF’s as they are commonly referred to, are arguably Wall Street’s most popular products to trade. Each year, new ETFs come and go. The volumes that are used on them are just incredible. More recently the addition of Tesla Motors into the S&P 500 (SPY) […]

The Pros and Cons of Technical Analysis

By Ryan Watkins, Lead Coach Technical analysis has been around for an exceptionally long time. In fact, Joseph de la Vega talks about it in his book (the first book ever written on the stock exchange business in 1688). It is used by traders and investors of all levels. From famous traders to hedge fund […]

Trading Psychology and Overcoming Fear

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & CEO What could be more pertinent, not just for trading and investing, but in all areas of our life than learning to control our emotions? Sometimes, it’s good to let our emotions out… and sometimes it’s not. When it comes to trading psychology, fear is a powerful emotion. Fear has […]

What is Swing Trading and is it better than Day Trading?

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach For beginner traders, it’s easy to get caught up in the lingo of trading. What’s better, what’s not etc., and one of those items is swing trading. It’s a term that is thrown around a lot with no real definition per se. What I mean by that is […]

Investing under a Joe Biden presidency

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & CEO Finally, we have a winner. After a roller-coaster week with the highest electoral turnout since 1968, Joe Biden was finally declared 46th president of the United States of America this weekend. With a big sigh of relief, we can now move on to a new era of leadership and […]

Retirement Strategies and Day Trading your IRA

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach Let’s talk about retirement. This is a tough subject because there are so many options. Some great, and some not so great. In this article, I’ll cover some basics about IRAs and some of the rules and regulations that go with them. Traditional IRA and Roth IRA An […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Day Trading

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & CEO When it comes to the world of trading and investing, most people are naturally drawn to the idea of being a “Day Trader”. If you are unfamiliar with the term, then it simply describes someone who attempts to enter and exit the financial markets for short periods of time […]

Five Things to Know When You Start Options Trading

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder And Lead Coach Long ago… in a galaxy far far away. Alright, just joking, but really, many years ago I began as a futures trader. Yes, I traded futures as a proprietary trader at the age of 23. This was my entry into Wall Street and the world of trading. Now, […]

What’s The Secret To Trading Success?

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & Lead Coach I have met many traders looking for the secret sauce. The truth is that there is no secret to trading success. In my opinion, there are key factors and elements which go towards making and building the complete trader and investor. One of them is accepting that loss […]

Daniel X. Bustamante’s Q4 Market Outlook

Daniel X. Bustamante, Co-Founder And Lead Coach The final quarter of the year is here already and so I thought it an apt time to put together a market outlook article. I think most of us are glad we are in the final quarter of 2020… what a year it has been! Covid-19 has impacted […]

The Trader’s Mindset and Albert Einstein

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & Lead Coach It has been over sixty years since the great Albert Einstein passed away. He left us with some exceptional work and some amazing quotes that resonate to this day. We can apply these quotes to trading and specifically the trader’s mindset. If for some reason, you have never […]

Common Pitfalls Faced by Amateur Investors

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder & Lead Coach The world has changed in many ways over the last 50 years. Yet, in the world of retail trading and investing it seems like the messages today remain the same. A few weeks ago, in my last article, I discussed the misconceptions that amateur investors (and seasoned investors) […]

Principles for Growing a Small Options Account

By Daniel Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach I have long been an advocate for trading a small options account, especially for those new to trading. The concepts that we teach are straightforward but consistent. Even better, they work for small accounts.  It really comes down to having a blueprint for small account trading as well […]

The True Cost of A Rising Stock Market

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder and Lead Coach The equity market during August historically experiences the “summer doldrums.” Widely regarded as a time to have little expectations of significant market activity, the month of August itself is usually seen as the quiet time of the stock market calendar. This year with COVID-19 and its global economic […]

Swing Trading: Defining a Swing Trade

By Daniel Bustamante, Co-Founder and Lead Coach For beginner traders, it is easy to get caught up in the lingo of trading. What is better, what’s not etc., and one of those items is swing trading. It is a term that is thrown around a lot with no real definition as such. What I mean […]

Mixing Fact with Fiction: The Dangers of Demo Trading

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder and Lead Coach Today I thought I would write about the role of demo trading/demo accounts. I have been writing articles about the financial markets for well over a decade. I am aware that the people who read my articles, come with a truly varied degree of trading experience. Everyone from […]

The Real Secret to Better Trading and Investing

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder and Lead Coach There are many misconceptions about trading and investing in the financial markets. While speculation has its merits, most people do not want to talk about the potential downside to it as well. It can be very risky without the right education and your journey in the markets can […]

A Smarter Way to Trade Around the News

By Sam Evans, Co-Founder and Lead Coach When we are speculating in today’s markets, it is easy to think that studying economic data and paying attention to fundamental analysis is vital to success. After all, why wouldn’t we want to make sure that we were aware of anything that could affect the price of our […]

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